Jazz fans with leisure time and a surplus of cash will be thrilled to know that the vaults, stocked with neglected tapes, are opening this month. Here are a couple of exceptional finds. Those seeking the excitement of a deep-dive binge listening session need look no further than a box set of performances under the name of forever-iconoclastic saxophonist and thinker Anthony Braxton. “Sextet (Parker) 1993” (New Braxton House) expands upon a double CD released in the mid-’90s by 550 percent.
There are a couple of upcoming appearances that should be of interest to anyone who wants to know where the most inspired current jazz can be found, and where it’s headed. The Circuit Rider Trio consists of three of the most searching artists in contemporary improvised music: Denver trumpeter-cornetist Ron Miles, guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Brian Blade. The group has issued a pair of excellent releases thus far: one live and one studio creation.
Composer and bandleader Maria Schneider is one of those rare artists to earn equal amounts of admiration from both critics and the general public. Her best work, such as the music on “The Thompson Fields” album from 2015, is uplifting and engrossing. Schneider has five Grammy statuettes to her name for her compositions, arrangements and recordings, and her list of collaborators ranges from jazz royalty like Gil Evans to rock behemoth David Bowie.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".